Sept. 30, 2006
New Haven, CT - After the first round of play at the Yale Women's Invitational at the Yale Golf Course, the Bulldogs sit in third place, close on the heels of Ivy rivals Harvard and Princeton. Yale shot 312 on a course that played tough all day and trails Princeton (309) by only three strokes and Harvard (306) by six.
Natasha Spackey shot the low round for the Elis, recording a 36 on the front nine and a 40 on the back, landing her tied for second place with 76 going into the second and final round.
Harvard's Emily Balmert shot 75 and sits alone in first place.
Behind Spackey, Yale also saw impressive rounds from captain Cindy Shin and from Taylor Lee. Shin, who has been remarkably consistent all season, shot 77 and is currently tied for sixth place. Lee is tied for 11th with 78.
Lindsay Hong, who finished in second place at the Nittany Lion Invitational at Penn State the last weekend, struggled a bit on the back nine and finished with 82. However, she is easily still in contention as she sits tied for 23rd place.
Ellie Brophy, who finished in third place right behind Hong at Penn State, shot 81 and is in 22nd place.
Yale will need to have a strong round tomorrow as it tries to overcome its Ivy rivals, while also fending off Rollins College (fourth place) and Georgetown (fifth place).
Play concludes tomorrow starting at 9:00 AM at the Yale Golf Course.
Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity